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(286) 1995 Kansas State - 22
Bill Snyder suffered yet another loss to Tom Osborne as Chris Canty and the Wildcats were eliminated.
(158) 2007 Georgia - 26
(99) 2003 USC - 31
A fantastic Bracket 30 semi-final matchup featured a ton of talent on both sidelines. Georgia played an excellent game, but USC was better. Knowshon Moreno ran for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns on the day.
(30) 1994 Nebraska - 27
(99) 2003 USC - 24
The Nebraska defense played their guts out to contain a loaded USC offense, and Brook Berringer compiled another strong passing game as the Huskers marched their 9th team into the Bracket of Champions.
Cornerback Tyrone Williams drew the tough assignment of covering 6-foot-5 Trojan receiver Mike Williams. Tyrone did a marvelous job as Mike didn't collect a single reception in the first half. That fact played a huge role in Nebraska taking a 13-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
In the second half the offenses opened up a little bit as each team opened up their playbooks. I-Back Lawrence Phillips ran for 73 tough yards in the second half, but the story was quarterback Brook Berringer. After injuring his throwing shoulder in the first half and missing nearly three series, Berringer came back in the third quarter and tossed two touchdown passes. Abdul Muhammad was on the receiving end of the first scoring strike, and Reggie Baul caught the other.
USC quarterback Matt Leinart heated up in the second half too. Keary Colbert and tight end Dominique Byrd stepped up to the plate with Mike Williams being erased by Tyrone Williams. Freshman Reggie Bush also came up with a big touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter that pulled the Trojans within three.
But the Blackshirts held USC scoreless on consecutive possessions while Zach Wiegert, Brendan Stai, and the rest of the big offensive line - along with fullback Cory Schlesinger - grinded out the clock on the ground.
1994 Nebraska (#30 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Cornhuskers will face the winner of Bracket 35 in the first round.